Event—McNickle Center

2020 NCAIS Graduate Student Conference


NCAIS Graduate Students will be presenting papers in a number of academic fields related to American Indian and Indigenous Studies. NCAIS Faculty members and other students in the audience help presenters further develop their ideas and arguments through questions and constructive feedback.

Schedule at a Glance:

Saturday February 22

8:30 am: Registration Opens, Coffee and Light Breakfast Available (Rettinger Hall)

9:15 am: Welcome to the Newberry, Brad Hunt, Vice President for Research and Academic Programs at the Newberry and Rose Miron, Director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry (Rettinger Hall)

9:30 am - 10:45 am: Concurrent Sessions (Baskes Boardroom and Rettinger Hall)

10:45 am - 11 am: Break

11 am - 12:15 pm: Concurrent Sessions (Baskes Boardroom and Rettinger Hall)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm: Lunch

  • Graduate Student Luncheon (B91, B92, and B82)
  • NCAIS Liaisons Annual Meeting (Wade Conference Room)

1:45 pm - 3 pm: Concurrent Sessions (Baskes Boardroom and Rettinger Hall)

3 pm - 3:15 pm: Break

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions (Baskes Boardroom and Rettinger Hall)​

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Refreshments (Ruggles Hall)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Dinner (Rettinger Hall)

  • 6:30 pm Presentation by Nina Sanders, Curator of Apsáalooke Women and Warriors at the Field Museum and the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago

Sunday February 23

9 am - 11 am: NCAIS Steering Committee Meeting (The Gallery Room at the Talbott Hotel)

The full program for the conference is now available here!

If you have any questions about the conference or would like to receive announcements and updates about NCAIS programs or to subscribe to the NCAIS mailing list, send an email request to McNickle Center Program Coordinator Sarah Jimenez at jimenezs@newberry.org.